I moved to spokane washington from the Metro Detroit area and I was shocked.... shocked by the number of bums hanging out on every street corner with a sign or sleeping on sidewalks. People tell me that the homeless are told "go to spokane, there is help there". Well it is a horrible disgusting problem. Urine and human feces is a big problem in parks, river banks... Most are homeless because of meth and heroin drug use, not because they are just down on their luck. Many are ex con sex offenders, and others are just mentally ill. I would not give one of these people a dime. It frustrates me that anyone would believe their cardboard signs and dish out money to them.... it only feeds the problem, not the body. I work at a hospital. frequently one of these people are scraped up off the sidewalk and brought in for me to care for. unbelievably filthy, long hair and beards, no teeth, no family, no life to speak of, but we will fight tooth and nail to save them from death at tax payers expense. I don't get it?